Another accolade for Gala rugby star Chris Paterson

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GALA’S record rugby cap and international points scorer, Chris Paterson, has been inducted into the University of Edinburgh’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Paterson, who won 109 international caps and scored a record 809 points for Scotland in an illustrious career, is being recognised by the learning establishment where he spent three years studying to become a teacher.

Previous inductees to the Sports Hall of Fame include Olympic 400m champion Eric Liddell, quadruple Olympic gold medal-winner Sir Chris Hoy, three-time Olympic silver medallist Katherine Grainger and Scotland’s most-capped woman footballer, Julie Fleeting.

Commenting on his award Paterson, whose 13 year professional career included time at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Gloucester, said: “I’m hugely honoured and delighted at this very special accolade. I studied Physical Education at Moray House for three years, never thinking I would go on to become a professional athlete for as long as I have. Hopefully I can continue to represent the University in the future as well.”